Carousel snow globe card.portfolio at the Silhouette online store this week. With all the fun little pieces in these files, I thought I would help you with setting up your file in the Silhouette Studio software for ease of cutting. Also note, the you can use the pieces independently of the card, should you want to use just the snowman, or just the Santa, etc.
First open the file in your Silhouette Studio software. Select the pieces in your file. Then in the Object menu, select "ungroup." The pieces will then be separated, so that you can move them around.
Depending upon how many times your mat has been used, you may wish to also use tape to secure your paper to the areas, to ensure that it doesn't shift during the cutting process. You can see from the photo above that I'm using a "well loved" mat.
First fold the trifold card with the scene behind the snow globe, and then fold the snow globe layer.
Then layer the pieces in the following order...(While this portion has specific instruction for the Santa Snow globe, the other snow globe cards are similar in construction...start with base silhouettes first, then work your way up.)
Main card base:
1. White snow hill layers onto the middle section of card. Leave the blue scalloped edge showing as a decorative feature.
2. white scalloped piece with the two knob "feet" gets layered onto the right flap when folded. This will create the "snow" that santa's sleigh sits on.
3. OPTIONAL white panel gets glued onto the front of the card beneath the snow globe.
4. glue trees to the snowy hill...make sure you look at where Santa's sleigh will be when folded so that your trees are visible.
1. Glue the edges of the snow globe on the main card piece then layer on the transparency film.
2. Glue the edges of the snow globe piece, and layer it over the transparency film and onto the card. The transparency film is now "sandwiched" between paper layers. Cool, huh!
3. add large snowflake embellishment and wind up key to the snow globe.
4. add small snowflakes to the back of the transparency film with a teensy tiny pin-prick of a dot of glue in the center, and on the points. Lay the snowflake glue side up on the background where you want it to be, then close the transparency layer over the snowflake to adhere it to the backside of the transparency film.
1. Black silhouette of the sleigh onto card background.
2. Green sleigh onto black silhouette.
3. Red santa silhouette onto black silhouette.
4. Skin colored beard onto red santa silhouette.
5. White beard with face window, onto skin color beard.
6. mustache onto white beard.
7. belt onto red belly of santa.
8. silver belt buckle onto black belt.
9. white mitten overlapping belt and red coat.
10. white fur of coat layered onto black silhouette of sleigh just below red coat.
Shaker box Snow Globe Optional method...
Consider building an actual shadow shaker box (old school scrapbookers may remember this technique from the hey day of scrapbooking.) Here's a great Youtube video by June Campbell that gives you the basic technique of putting together a shaker box--you can adapt her technique to this project.
Before you start, cut two circles out of the transparency film, and set them aside.
1. Glue one transparency circle to the card base as detailed above.
2. Then attach the second piece of transparency film to the back side of the snow globe piece.
5. Now fill the circle with a small amount of "fake snow". You can use glitter, sequins, tiny foam pellets, beads or cut snowflakes. (Make sure the other backing tape is still on when you do this step, as you don't want it to stick to the foam tape.)
6. Now get the snow globe piece. Put a few pieces of foam tape onto the snow globe stand--this does not have to seal like the edge of the circle, so a few pieces to support the corners and a few in the middle will be sufficient.
7. Carefully remove the remaining backing from all of the foam tape...on the circle on the base card, as well as the backing from the tape on the snow globe piece, then lay on the second transparency film circle, and sandwich that fake snow between transparency layers..
8. Put a small bead of glue on the snow globe around the circle, then it up on the card base, and carefully attach it to the main card.
9. Now test out your shaker snow globe, and watch the pretty snow fall.
Here are some supplies that you can use to make today's project, and other fun stuff.